74 officers on Wednesday graduated after successfully completing military training at the Special Operations Corps in Kabul. The ceremony was also attended by top commanders of the corps.
At the ceremony, Lieutenant General Mohammad Farid Ahmadi, the commander of Special Operations Corps of the Afghan National Army, said that the Special Operations Corps is a powerful and professional military unit in the country and is unique in the region.
He said that many regional countries want their forces to be trained in this corps.
The Afghan commander said that he sends a last message to the Taliban to join peace or they will face the resolve of the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANDSF) and be eliminated.
Members of the Special Operations Corps of the Afghan National Army are trained heavily in various military areas-- including tactics for nighttime military operations, in the most remote regions.
General Ghulam Hazrat, deputy commander of Special Operations Corps, said that the armed insurgents "aren’t human" as they kill children inside the hospital and people inside the mosques.
“If they were Muslims, they would never kill the Ulema inside the mosques, they would never target the children inside the hospitals, so we cant call them committed to Islam, it would be wrong to call them Muslims,” said Ghulam Hazrat, a commander of Special Operations Corps.
“the special operations division is equivalent to the standards of our friend countries such as NATO countries and the United States’ special operations divisions,” said Khalid Noori, a commander of the Special Operations Corps.
“We trained very hard to be prepared for the operations,” said Hawa, a female officer of the Special Operations Corps.
“We appeared in exams, we were 300 people and only 30 of us were selected for the process,” said Hassan Alizada, an officer of Special Operations Corps.
“Today I feel very proud to be among the champions to defend our soil and to eliminate the enemies,” said Zikrullah, an officer of the Special Operations Corps.
The Afghan Special Operation Forces are capable of simultaneously conducting 30 anti-terror operations within 24 hours in various regions of the country.
The special operation forces are respected for producing the most elite and professional officers in the ranks of the Afghan national army and are assigned the most difficult missions in the war.
There are about 10,000 soldiers serving in the ranks of Special Operations Corps. These forces have carried out over 10,000 operations over the past one decade in the most remote regions of the country.